So, a rather interesting idea I had learned about in the past year is the idea of having smart guns, which essentially would only be able to have the safety unlocked or triggered at all by the owners' biometric signs, such as a fingerprint or other options, like a retinal scan they do once to unlock the safety, if for whatever reason they no longer have fingerprints. Additionally, some ideas such as having cameras on them to help determine if the use of it was a homicide or not.
I suppose so that we aren't confiscating any guns(plus we may not get all of them through that method anyways), it would be best to just require new ammunition be made specifically for these types of guns from the major gun manufacturers and no more ammunition for the old guns.
I have to say I'm not sure how I feel about this idea yet, on one hand it seems like it could reduce gun homicides as well as accidental discharges, but it could also be invasive of privacy and you could argue it's restrictive on gun manufacturers easily. But in a way it's sort of a compromise between restricting who can buy a gun and possibly being more 2nd amendment infringing and just allowing any random dude to have a gun. So, in short, yeah, I'm not sure how I feel about it. Asking you guys what you think and what arguments you have for or against so I can help determine where I stand on it.
In case it's not clear how it may reduce gun homicide rates: a good portion of gun homicides happen from people who don't own the gun, often a family member getting it somehow. Additionally, this would definitely reduce the accidental discharges.
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